- This article is about the sovereign state in Project Genesis. For the larger Riden peninsular region and its countries, see Riden. For the theoretical union of the Kaijin peoples, see Kaijinshuri.
|Kingdom of Kaishuri|
Kraï-dakujin go Ká-shuri
Jähid-buriz sa sävka so tamëdï
Bringing honor to our fathers
Chínodak dï pedïmeken, bur-seyo gurëmek!
("Heavenly Endowed, We March!")
Location of Kaishuri (red) in relation to the Riden Peninsula (yellow)
|Recognised regional languages||Avissi, Hedin, Pali, Zalamxi|
|Ethnic groups (5993 Ʋ)||
|Religion||Jähimajism and Ramvokism|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
• Kaijin settlement of the Riden Peninsula
|c. 3007 Ʋ|
|3233 Ʋ–3438 Ʋ|
|3438 Ʋ–3775 Ʋ|
|3775 Ʋ–4184 Ʋ|
|4184 Ʋ–4264 Ʋ|
|4264 Ʋ–4527 Ʋ|
|4527 Ʋ–5706 Ʋ|
|5706 Ʋ–5886 Ʋ|
|5 Ïlká 5886 Ʋ|
|5,491,195.93 km2 (2,120,162.60 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 5993 Ʋ estimate
• 5987 Ʋ census
|73.13/km2 (189.4/sq mi)|
• Per capita
|Gini (5992 Ʋ)||
|Currency||Fïdir (ʄ) (FID)|
|Time zone||various (UTC-1 to +2)|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy (ʋ)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Riden Peninsula is widely regarded by historians and anthropologists as one of the first regions ever settled and inhabited by humans. The peninsula was home to one of the world's earliest civilizations, the Dumar, who lived along the fertile Tïriz River delta near the Kai Sea. The Dumar cultivated agricultural land, built extensive rock formations, created large cities, and developed their own writing system between 1677 Ʋ to 2407 Ʋ. After decades of warring, drought, and plague, the Dumar civilization collapsed, leaving behind numerous small city-states controlled by warlords. Around 3977 Ʋ, the Kaijin, began migrating to the peninsula from their ancestral homeland in central Zhou to escape persecution and genocide by the Zhouic government and its allies. The ancient Kaijin were predominantly nomadic, equestrian people, who were organized into tribal chiefdoms, and were tied together by a common shamanistic religion (Jähimajism or Jähdi go imaji), customs, and legal conduct. By 3977 Ʋ, the Kaijin clans along the eastern shoreline formed a loose alliance together to create the Seven Fathers Confederacy, one of the first Kaijin states. The Confederacy saw the Kaijin conquest of the entire eastern Riden Peninsula and subjugation of the local peoples. In 3438 Ʋ, one of the chiefs, Agär, consolidated power and crowned himself Kraiut ("king" in Proto-Kai), beginning the Kaishurian monarchy and the Kashina dynasty.
In the late-38th century Ʋ, the Kashina dynasty expanded eastward into the Assai region and began absorbing the free Kaijin tribes along the central and western Riden Peninsula. Under the Täkur the Wise, the burgeoning Kai state became known as the Alawazi Empire. The Alawazi Empire at its fullest extent encompassed all of modern-day Kaishuri, the western shorelines of Assai, the northern shoreline of the Marchlands, and parts of modern-day Memu. The Riden Kaijin tribes who refused to submit to Kashina dominance fled to western Memu, the Zhou states, and Aurinoea. The Alawazi Empire enjoyed nearly 400 years of dominance over the Southern Kaijin world until the First Riden Wars, a series of tribal conflicts, plagued the empire, leading to its downfall in 4184 Ʋ. In the roughly 80 years after the fall of the Alawazi, several Kai princes ruled parts of the peninsula independently from one another, while the eastern Kai in the Assai region began to distance themselves politically and culturally. The time period under this political order was known as the Younglings period and had continued, spillover conflict from the previous Riden Wars. In the year 4264 Ʋ, the Zhou peoples launched a large military campaign against the Riden Peninsula, triggering the Great Central War, which culminated in the defeat of the Kai princes, and Zhouic installment of the Chen dynasty. Under the Chen dynasty, Kai culture on the Riden Peninsula became Zhouicized, and adopted various political, cultural, and economic customs of the Zhouic overlords.
In 4527 Ʋ, Kraï Fu Long, the last leader of the Chen dynasty was overthrown, by his nephew, Jüzdakev, during the War of Chen Succession. This war coincided at a time when the First Zhou Empire had declined significantly in power for decades and fell in 4464 Ʋ. Jüzdakev crowned himself Emperor (Kraïvok) and founded the Greater Kai Empire. The Empire in its formative years saw rapid conquest across the Riden Peninsula and the expulsion of the Zhouic lords from the region. Although the Empire cemented the Raiden Kai's hegemony across the southern Kai-Meridian, it was chiefly composed of loosely associated states and cities, and infighting was common throughout the Empire's entire eight centuries of existence. During this time, the Greater Kai and the states of Assai formed a pan-Kaijin alliance, and were the dominant powers of the Southern Hemisphere.
In the late 57th century, the Greater Kai Empire was regarded as the "sick man of Kai-Meridia". Internal conflict, costly foreign wars, and economic stagnation caused by years of inefficient government weakened the waning Empire. In the Fourth Kai Civil War, the Republicans, a faction of working-class and middle-class citizens, revolted and successfully overthrew the Kai imperial monarchy. On 8 Beská 5706 Ʋ, the Republic of Kai was officially declared and Kai had its first democratically elected head of state, President Weng Kävif. The early Republic saw rapid economic revitalization and extensive reforms as it embraced newer technology and advancements, but became rout with corruption. By the mid-59th century, the Republic had fallen under the military dictatorship of Gen. Po Imädin. The Blossom Revolution of 5886 Ʋ restored the former Kai monarchy and brought back a stabilized, yet reformed parliamentary system. Today, the Kingdom of Kai has remained an important political, economic, and cultural force internationally, and has been at the forefront of international politics, diplomacy, and the global market.
The Kaishurian name for Kaishuri is Ká-Shuri (Kai-Shuri; ) and literally means "Kai Land" or "Land of the Kai". The word "Kai" in this context refers to the Kai people, one of the largest Kaijin ethnic groups in the world. The word ultimately derives from the Proto-Kai word Kaira () for "people" and similar or identical words for "people" that reflect these origins can be found in other Kaijin languages. "Shuri" () on the other hand, is a word commonly used in the Kaishurian land to describe pieces of land or landmasses. The word is a common suffix affixed to Kaishurian names for countries, territories, and continents. Throughout Kaishuri's history, the name was used to refer to all lands with predominantly Kai populations. The Riden Peninsula was regarded as the Kaijins' homeland, and was commonly referred to as Kaishuri. The names of Kai states were generally named after the ruling dynasties that controlled the most dominant Kai state in the Peninsula. It was under Kraïvok Jüzdakev who ordered his empire be referred to as the "Great Kai Empire" and "Kaishuri", in line with the idea of a fully unified, pan-Kaijin nation in the year 3977 Ʋ.
The geographical term Riden (), is sometimes used to refer to Kaishuri. It refers to the Riden Peninsula, which comprises entirely of Kaijin nations. The current Kai state only encompasses the easternmost ridge of the peninsula. However, historically, the Riden Peninsula witnessed numerous territorial changes, rise and fall of nation-states, and conflicts. At the height of the Great Kai Empire's territorial extent, it included all of the Riden Peninsula and beyond, including lands in Assai. Since its lands were chiefly located in the Riden Peninsula however, it was commonly referred to as "Riden" while "Kaishuri" was generally understood to mean all Kai lands east of the Shiamori Mountains.
Prehistory and antiquity
The earliest authenticated archeological evidence suggests that humans first appeared in the Riden Peninsula between 550,000 and 100,000 years ago. It is widely believed that the humans who settled the Peninsula were the first to discover fire and make use with bronze tools. Fossils of the Häjin men found in the Ryshin Caves have shown evidence of burnt articles of food and cremated corpses buried within its recesses, suggesting the early humans developed basic forms of cooking, food storage, and burial services. The Caves and similar areas have also included thousands of primitive cave paintings, depicting scenes of everyday life from hunting to communal gatherings.
Various ancient civilizations existed in the Riden Peninsula, many of whom spoke proto-Kai languages and interacted with different cultures throughout the millennia. It is widely believed agricultural farming practices were first developed in the Tïriz River delta by the Dumar people. The Dumar was the earliest known civilization in world history that developed a writing system and codified law. Large structures and cities were built, including the Seer Pyramids, which were built some time between 3977 Ʋ to 3977 Ʋ, shortly before the collapse of the Dumar. Some aspects of Kaishuri's predominant religion, Jähimajism, traces their origins back to Dumari mythology, which included a pantheon of demi-gods and a supreme god known as Jet. The Dumar ultimately collapsed due to internal strife, a series of debilitating droughts, and wars that forced the breakup of the Dumar Empire into a collection of smaller states. It is widely believed that the deforestation of the ancient Hukajid Forests contributed to the Dumar's decline, as the landscape transformed into a large, semi-arid grassland.
The changes in environment and climate weakened the post-Dumar states as people shifted from farming to semi-nomadic lifestyles, adopting a pastoral mode of living that included following their herds for food on horseback, and trading with other clans. Dumari knowledge was largely lost during this time, although it was preserved by a group of tribes known as the Keudas, who continued the ancient Dumari art of masonry and carpentry in their furniture, art, and architecture.
Early dynastic Kai
Republic of Kai (5729 ʋ–5909 ʋ)
Kingdom of Kai (5909 ʋ–present)
Geography, climate, and environment
Kaishuri's landscape is varied and vast, ranging from the Jükud Desert in the arid south and the Konori Forest in the humid, subtropical north. The modern-day state occupies the entire eastern end of the Riden Peninsula with ts western border conforming along the Shiamori Mountains, a large mountain range which separates Kaishuri from the rest of the peninsula except at a few narrow gorges near the Central States, known as the Trinket Passes. The rest of Kaishuri is bounded by the Kai Sea, which lies between the Riden Peninsula and the Assai Peninsula to the east.
Kaishuri is located in a volcanically active zone known as the Cauldron Flames. It is largely the result of the subduction of the Assai Plate beneath the Meridia Plate by the Shiamori Mountains in the west and the Equatorial Plate beneath the continental Zhou and Vespian Plates to the north. Kaishuri has over 39 active volcanoes, most of which are situated near the northern sea, along the boundaries of the tectonic plates.